Rain Moves Memorial Day Ceremony Indoors

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Verona Memorial Day 2017With storms closing in on Verona, township officials have canceled the Memorial Day parade and moved the ceremony to Town Hall at 10 a.m. If it is raining, it will be indoors; if the rain holds off, it will be on the steps.

Memorial Day is a solemn federal holiday to honor those who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. The names of Verona residents who died in World War I are on the Doughboy statue in front of Town Hall, while those who died in World War II are on the granite monument closer to H.B. Whitehorne Middle School. Those who died in Vietnam are on a plaque inside Town Hall. No Veronans died in the Korean conflict. The names of the dead will be read during the Memorial Day ceremony and Verona Scouts will put flags on the monuments. The dead are:

Colonel Lewis H. Abrams (Vietnam)
Pvt. John E. Ahrendtsen (World War II)
Cpl. Arthur L. Albe (World War II)
EM Arthur J. Anderson (World War II)
Cpl. Ralph S. Buggeln (World War II)
Pvt. John H. Chidester (World War II)
Sgt. Daniel W. Conklin (World War II)
Lt. Edwin E. Courter (World War II)
Pvt. Benjamin F. Douglas (World War I)
Cpl. Hobart Earle (World War II)
Pvt. Constantine Emanuel (World War II)
Pvt. Robert O. Fielding (World War II)
Lt. John L. Gage (World War II)
Lt. Gordon T. Gates (World War II)
Lt. Gerald Daly Geoghegan (Vietnam)
Capt. David Q. Hammond (World War II)
Cpl. Anthony Hein (Vietnam)
Lt. William Hinrichs (World War II)
Pvt. Michael Kiefer (Civil War)
Sgt. Robert B. Klepzig (World War II)
Pvt. Michael C. Leone (World War II)
Sgt. Albert B. LeRoy (World War II)
LCPL Robert A. McCloskey (Vietnam)
Pvt. Winfield Scott McIntyre (World War I)
Lt. Nicholas F. Michetti (World War II)
Sgt. Peter F. Nicoulin (World War II)
Pvt. Max Novick (World War II)
Maj. Eugene Pabst (Vietnam)
Pvt. Walter S. Personett (Civil War)
Lt. James S. Randolph (World War II)
Lt. William A. Robertson, III (World War II)
CM George Schiabor (World War II)
Pvt. Edwin C. Smoot (World War II)
SPC Alan K. Taylor (Vietnam)
Lt. Joseph Watson Taylor (World War II)
Lt. Warren O. Van Winkle (World War II)
Pvt. John B. Wands, Jr. (World War II)
Pvt. Robert R. Whealdon (World War II)
Sgt. Charles Weller (World War II)
Lt. Robert R. Wilson (World War II)
MM Walter Budd Wimley (World War II)
Sgt. Frank G. Wittenweiler (World War I)
MM William A Wittenweiler, Jr. (World War II)
Sig. Thurston Fuller Woodford (World War II)

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